Canadian registered charity  Dedicated to helping the Poor & Disabled, since 1992
168 BONIS AVE. Unit 711, Scarborough, ON, Canada, M1T 3V6
Tel:416 293 3994
hci@rogers.com www.handicareintl.org

Newsletter- 81 Nov. 15, 2012


Wishing you all a very Happy Deepavali !!

We gear up to celebrate Deepavali with the knowledge that over 300 young children and youth at Amar Seva Sangam and Maithri, in India, are looking forward to celebrate Deepavali, while their parents put aside worries and anxiety about them, knowing their children are in good hands. Our children are trying on new clothes, looking at the boxes and boxes of donated fire crackers and longingly awaiting to devour the mouth-watering sweets and savouries. All this will happen on Nov. 12 to 13th. They feel loved, secure and confident to face the world, knowing that being differently abled is not going to stop them from achieving what they are capable of !!! THANKS TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU, for your empathy and benevolence.

Our magnificent Deepavali Gift !!

Million Dollar Round Table, a charitable organization of Sunlife Canada has made a significant donation of $5000 to HCI, specifically to be utilized to train and place Canadian student volunteers at our projects in India. This was facilitated by our long time patron and donor - Mr. Gopala Alampur of Sunlife Canada. HCI thanks Gopala for his unflinching commitment to better the lives of hundreds of disabled children Pls. click here to see the pictures taken at this joyous occassion.

We have had a very productive year so far... Our new building for "Early Intervention" is getting ready and will be put to use very shortly. You can view some photos of the building under construction. Our High School building is buzzing with children attending classes... Thanks to you all !!

Our new initiative “Hand your bags to Handi Care" - to recycle the outer printed milk bags, is in action mode. All you need to do is to dry these outer printed milk bags, flatten them and hand them over to Handi-Care.Once you have about 100 bags ready, hand them over to any of the Handi Care Volunteer members when you meet them in social functions. There are groups who are making mats from these bags and donating them to persons of need in Haiti. These plastic bags are UV resistant and bug resistant, making them suitable for domestic usage as mats, shopping bags etc. MORE... We need a few volunteers in Mississauga and other out skirts of Toronto, who are willing to take the collection from friends and neighbours in your area. Please contact us if you are ready to volunteer.

The year end is fast approaching and if you are considering making a donation to us, to enhance your tax returns or to offer a better life to a poor disabled child or to celebrate Deepavali or Christmas by giving, please do so before the 15th of Dec. 2012. This way, we can assure you a tax receipt for this calendar year. A note on tax benefits - the first $ 200 is at 20 % , anything over is at the top rate 45 %. More..

Many of you have sponsored the disabled children in the past, around Christmas/ Deepavali time. You can take a look at the updated "Available Children" list and consider sponsoring a child from there.. This would be a great Christmas / Deepavali gift of the year !!

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